‘A Real Christian’: Avengers Cast Defends Chris Pratt after Twitter Denounces Him for His Christian Beliefs

'A Real Christian': Avengers Cast Defends Chris Pratt after Twitter Denounces Him for His Christian Beliefs Robert Downey, Jr., defended fellow Avenger actor Chris Pratt on social media this week after Twitter users attacked Pratt for his assumed political and theological beliefs.According to CBN News, after missing a virtual fundraiser for Joe Biden, TV writer... Read more

Pat Robertson: Trump Will Win Reelection but the U.S. Will Be ‘Torn Apart’, War Will Break Out against Israel

Pat Robertson: Trump Will Win Reelection but the U.S. Will Be 'Torn Apart', War Will Break Out against Israel CBNs Pat Robertson said Tuesday he sensed God told him President Trump would win re-election but the country subsequently will be torn apart and Muslim countries will declare war on Israel.Robertson, speaking on the 700 Club,... Read more

Christmas seems to come earlier each year – but that’s a good thing!

(Unsplash/Koen Eijkelenboom)Every year it happens, round about this time. I hear Christians lamenting how 'Christmas comes earlier every year.' The supermarkets, shops and garden centres are already boasting Christmas displays, seasonal books are being published, Christmas jumpers, socks and pyjamas are on sale, and the shelves are filling up with lots more Christmas products. It... Read more

Vatican and China renew agreement on bishops

Pan Yinbao, a priest for Yingtan with the official church backed by the Beijing-controlled Catholic Patriotic Association, speaks with a faithful outside the church in Yingtan, Jiangxi province, China March 25, 2018.ReutersAn agreement between the Vatican and China on the appointment of bishops has been extended for another two years.  A Provisional Agreement was signed... Read more

NHS England criticised after promoting International Pronouns Day

An NHS logo is displayed outside a hospital in London, Britain May 14, 2017.ReutersNHS England has been accused of normalising gender confusion after promoting International Pronouns Day.  In support of International Pronouns Day on Wednesday, NHS England shared a message from Eddy Phillips, its Staff Network's trans and non-binary lead, who said that "normalising pronouns"... Read more

High Court to hear abortion discrimination case

Heidi CrowterThe High Court in London will hear a landmark case against the UK Government over the country's discriminatory abortion legislation, which singles out babies with disabilities by allowing terminations right through to birth for conditions including Down's syndrome, cleft lip and club foot. Currently in England, Scotland and Wales, there is a 24-week time limit... Read more

‘Dark day’ for Northern Ireland with hundreds of abortions after decriminalisation

(Photo: Unsplash)There were over 650 abortions in the six months leading up to October after laws were relaxed by Westminster, according to the Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland. Abortion was decriminalised on 22 October 2019, but the regulations did not come into effect until 31 March.  David Smyth, head of the Evangelical Alliance in Northern Ireland,... Read more

Pope Francis signals approval of same-sex civil unions

(Photo: Reuters)Pope Francis has called for the creation of civil union laws that would help same-sex couples create families as "children of God," challenging a previous conclusion by the Catholic Church that endorsing such unions would be an "approval of deviant behavior." "Homosexual people have a right to be in a family. They are children... Read more

Chariots of Fire | Devotional by Katy Huth

Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them. 2 Kings 6:16 When the king of Syria wanted to seize the prophet Elisha, his army of horses and chariots surrounded the city of Dothan where Elisha lived. The prophets frightened young servant asked, What shall we... Read more

In the Midst of Life’s Messes | Devotional by Max Lucado

When life grows dark and stormy, does God notice?The answer, in the life-giving miracles of the gospel of John, is a resounding yes.Do you believe in a Jesus who has not only power, but a passionate love for the weak and wounded of the world? Do you think he cares enough to find you in... Read more

What Good Is Guilt? – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of October 22

What Good Is Guilt?Verse: Leviticus 7:1-10Additional Scripture Readings:Psalms 382 Corinthians 7:10Are there days when you feel like a failure at everything you do? Your tongue lashes out in cruelty at the very children you love. You lose patience with co-workers. The envy youve fought so hard to control gets the best of you, and your... Read more

Pearls of Grace – October 22

October 22 A Lodging for Grace "But God Who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ, by grace you have been saved." Ephesians 2:4-5 Those who have taken refuge in the Lodging of Gods grace,... Read more

How Do I Say Goodbye? – Encouragement Café – October 22

How Do I Say Goodbye? By Sherry KepleyThe Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalms 34:18 I heard the doctor say, Lets call it 7:10.  It was 7:10 AM, and we had been with our Tanner all night long in the pediatric ICU.  The doctor said those words as... Read more

Transformation Garden – October 22, 2020

Todays Text and Thought of Encouragement:Then Judah came near unto (Joseph), and said, Oh my Lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lords ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh.Genesis 44: 18King James VersionEXPLORATIONThe Rotten Redeemed He (or she) is lifeless that... Read more

Finding Yourself Is Harder Than You Think

Recent studies show that 91 percent of Americans agree with this statement: The best way to find yourself is by looking within yourself. In other words, if you want to discover who you are and what your purpose is, the place to look is inside your heart. You look inside for the answers. Trust your... Read more

The Lords Path – Beloved Women – October 22, 2020

The Lords Path Beloved Women October 22, 2020READ: But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Years ago, I took my children to Bible study. Each week, we... Read more

How the Gossip Machine Turns Desire Into Sin

What is the most frightening verse in the Bible? For some Christians it may be the command of the complete destruction of Canaanites in Deuteronomy 7:2 or the appearance of the beast in Revelation 13:1. But for me, the scariest part of Scripture is Jesuss words in Matthew 12:36: I tell you, on the day... Read more

Holy Imagination – Daughters of Promise – October 22

HOLY IMAGINATIONBy: Christine WyrtzenNow out of the ground the LORD God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. Genesis 2:19Most Christians starve their God-given imaginative gifts and believe that sacred dreaming is reckless and might border on... Read more

Confessions of a Levite

On a warm Sunday morning earlier this month, I was walking to church with two of my daughters. As we crossed the main road near our neighborhood and headed up the side street toward our church building, I saw an elderly man walking briskly toward us, tangled beard and threadbare flannel shirt wobbling in time... Read more

Watch Dolly Parton Bring Stephen Colbert to Tears By Singing ‘Bury Me Beneath the Willow Tree’ | RELEVANT

Dolly Parton, Heaven’s sweetest angel, was a guest on Tuesday night’s episode ofThe Late Show With Stephen Colbertand the two had a delightful conversation about Dolly’s new book Songtellerand her upcoming Christmas album. She launched into an impromptu rendition of the old bluegrass staple“Bury Me Beneath the Willow Tree” and Colbert was reduced to a... Read more